Hiringa Energy and Firstgas collaborating on green hydrogen in New Zealand

Green hydrogen supplier Hiringa Energy is collaborating with Firstgas to see if the gas network operator’s existing natural gas pipelines could be used to establish 100 hydrogen stations across New Zealand by 2030.

Hiringa has been developing a hydrogen production and refuelling network across New Zealand focused primarily on the heavy vehicles market.

Phase one of the development includes eight refuelling stations across the north and south islands, with the first stations online in 2021; Phase two includes a further 16 stations introduced by 2025; and Phase three is for more than 100 stations by 2030.

Sites in Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Auckland, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Taupo and Wellington have already been identified as part of Phase 1, with design works underway.

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